McCown's longspur


Mc·​Cown's longspur
variants or less commonly McCown's bunting
: a brownish gray longspur (Rhynchophanes mccowni) of central North America with black markings on head, back, and throat and predominantly white underparts

Word History


after John P. McCown, 19th century American army officer

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“McCown's longspur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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